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Virtual study event: Contamination/Curation

The October Keeping up Momentum sessions will aim to motivate and challenge and help you to contextualise your work. There will be two workshops, approximately two hours each, led by OCA tutor Bryan Eccleshall.  The first session will be on October 3 at 10am with a follow-up on the 24. 

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Instagram takeover – Celebrity curator!

We are very honoured to have the excellent artist and influential curator Simon Carter taking over our instagram account over the weekend of 29/ 30 August.

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Printmaking with OCA

The ambitious and expressive Printmaking images by OCA students below demonstrate the diversity of response to the exciting courses that enable students to explore both context and ideas within the processes of printmaking.

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Regional group in focus: OCA East of England

My hope is that we can resume in person meetings as soon as practicable with a combination of tutor contributions, gallery visits and more informal meetings. We could also continue to meet remotely recognising that it is a useful addition to our programme and aids access.

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Study event review: Masterclass with Laura Rossi 

Since childhood I have been fascinated by the ability of film music to completely capture an audience’s imagination. The OCA Enterprise funding seemed the perfect opportunity to find out more about the work of film composers, and I was delighted that my application to fund a masterclass with acclaimed composer Laura Rossi was approved. Due […]

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Virtual Study Event – OCA East of England & friends

Join the OCA East of England regional group’s next meeting via on Zoom on Saturday 25 July 2020 1.00pm – 3.00pm. The topic being discussed – Being Critical.

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What is conflict?

When talking about conflict in scriptwriting, we don’t simply refer to the central ‘battle’ between our main character and their antagonist force.  Conflict is also in the skilful crafting of contrasting sensorial elements, weaved into the scenes; it becomes a contrast of sounds, insertion of small elements of disturbance, use of light and shadows. 

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Addressing the gap – What and why are there gaps at OCA?

Last year OCA launched an ambitious new 10-year strategy, available on our website, that talked of closing equality gaps, and making a curriculum that is ‘sensitive to global and cultural contexts’. But how to get there? How do we make a curriculum that is reflective of the work and perspectives of people all around the world? How do we ensure that there are no equality gaps?

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Lockdown reading

Writers need to be readers. How else do we increase our vocabularies, our knowledge of what’s been tried, our understanding of how something as banal as layout affects the way we read? And now is the time when splendid isolation means that some of us can really immerse ourselves in a book, without the interruptions of normal life.

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